Clerkenwell relaunch for Craft Central

The Clerkenwell Green Association in London is relaunching as Craft Central in a bid to give the organisation a more certain future.

The Clerkenwell Green Association in London is relaunching as Craft Central in a bid to give the organisation a more certain future.

Though well known within the sector, it hopes the name change, created with Anderson Norton Design, will give it better recognition nationally and allow it to campaign and fundraise more effectively on behalf of craftspeople.

Its first plan after the name change is to launch a major fundraising push to help it secure the freehold on its buildings.

Craft Central appointed Anderson Norton after the five-way pitch to oversee the rebrand, which launches today. ‘The change is part of a strategic process to be better understood and recognised,’ says Craft Central chief executive Tina Searle.

The logo design consists of two C’s folding around each other, which can be adapted depending on what finish is desired.

The Clerkenwell Green Association launched in 1970 and has about 400 members.

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  • DJL King November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Craft Central Ltd is an established UK company with nearly 50 stores and I am concerned that this organisation wishes to use our name.

  • Mike Bateman November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I am a partner in a company called Craft Central, we operate a national chain of Art & Craft Material retail outlets and was concerned to read your article that Clerkenwell relaunch Craft Central! We have no plans to relaunch our company, neither do we have any dealings with Clerkenwell. I would hope that we can resolve this matter without recourse to lawyers. Please contact me immediately.

    Mike Bateman
    Craft Central Ltd

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